Trimester specific fitness

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First trimester Early in pregnancy, your body is adjusting to all sorts of hormonal surges. Not much has to change in your workouts unless your doctor advises otherwise, but it’s a great time to purchase a supportive bra and refillable

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Prenatal workouts to try

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Prenatal yoga There’s a reason prenatal yoga is one of the most popular workouts for expectant mamas: It not only helps you to gain strength and flexibility, but it can also help you find calm during moments of stress, says

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Fit to deliver

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“You’ll never regret a workout.” That’s the mantra Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard, 2016 Rio contender and mom of two, used to get herself into the pool during her most recent pregnancy. But even the winner of seven Olympic medals admits that

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Meet your match

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You’re about to spend a lot of time (and money!) with your maternity care provider. Not only should you feel comfortable meeting with her once a month, then biweekly, then weekly as you approach your due date, but you will

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Five pregnancy mistakes you don’t have to make

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As any woman sporting a bump knows, there’s no end to the onslaught of pregnancy advice. But much of it doesn’t have a leg to stand on, and some can even be harmful to you and your baby. We’re here

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Exhausted expectations

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Your pregnancy test comes back positive, and you feel on top of the world. But then fatigue strikes. Although you’ve likely read about it (along with cravings, morning sickness and all the other early pregnancy symptoms), you probably weren’t prepared

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Breastfeeding and the ACA

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No matter your insurance, tucked away within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a clause that is revolutionizing breastfeeding for new and expectant mothers. Now more than ever you have support and services at your disposal, and it can change

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Bump into action

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If you are new to the pregnancy game, your mind is likely being pulled in a million directions at once. You’re blissfully imagining a beautiful babe in your arms while at the same time panicking about everything from weight gain

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Break the swell

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It starts with your feet. All of a sudden, they don’t fit into the shoes you wore comfortably last week. But then your hands and face start to feel puffy, too. Off comes the wedding ring that’s growing tighter by

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I think I’ll have another!

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When I became pregnant with my second child, I felt confident I’d be an old pro at baby-baking. I knew what I was in for when it came to morning sickness (ahem, all day sickness). I was familiar with the

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